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How CCH helps make your child's immunization visit a success

How CCH helps make your child's immunization visit a success

National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4. To help educate the Campbell County, Wyoming community on the importance of immunizations, Campbell County Health experts at the Campbell County Medical Group Kid Clinic and Pediatrics Clinic have put together some videos and blog posts.

Hear how Campbell County Health helps to make your child's immunization visit a success from Dr. Hollie Stewart, MD, who is a pediatrician in the Campbell County Medical Group Pediatrics Clinic.

Check out some more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to hold your child during a vaccination below.

Parents and caregivers play an important role when children receive vaccines. A parent’s embrace during vaccination offers several benefits. A comforting hold:

  • Safely prevents children from moving their arms and legs during injections
  • Avoids frightening children by embracing them instead of overpowering them
  • Encourages parents to nurture and comfort their child
  • Allows the healthcare professional steady control of the limb and injection site

For infants and toddlers who are getting a vaccine in the leg, parents can:

  • Hold the child on their lap
  • Place the child’s arms under one of their own arms and around their back for a secure, hug-like hold
  • Use their free arm and hand to hold the child’s other arm gently but securely
  • Anchor the child’s feet firmly between their thighs

For older children who are getting a vaccine in an arm, parents can:

  • Hold their child on their lap, or have the child stand in front of the seated parent
  • Embrace their child during the injection
  • Anchor both of the child’s legs between their thighs

Hollie Stewart, MD, works with Dr. Francesca McCaffrey and Valerie Amstadt, PA-C, at the CCMG Pediatrics Clinic located in the Main Clinic at 501 S. Burma Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming, on the south side of Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Learn more about this practice at www.cchwyo.org/peds.